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Olly Watts of ES Global on the Paris Olympics: ‘Even if I say so myself, it’s magnificently iconic’

The Paris Olympics emphasises sustainability by utilising 95% existing and temporary venues, continuing the legacy of innovative designs pioneered by London 2012. Ben Flatman meets the CEO of a firm that supplies temporary structures including much of the Olympic climbing centre

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  • Grenfell’s aftermath: How fire safety diverges between the US and UK

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A decade in the making: Norton Folgate’s controversial redevelopment unveiled

Blossom Street was the focus of a vitriolic planning battle. But an architectural team led by AHMM has confounded the fears of Spitalfields residents by sensitively restoring many of the old buildings

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Boomers to Zoomers

  • ‘A glimpse of new horizons’: Cooke Fawcett’s reworking of Cockpit’s craft incubator

  • In pictures: GPAD’s refurbished north London pavilion

  • V&A displays children’s visions of a London cityscape adapted to climate change

  • Uxbridge Bower: Reimagining the ‘granny annexe’

  • Mae’s multi-generational living scheme: A model for inclusive community housing

  • Under The Big Roof… Charity unites generations and nurtures skills that last a lifetime

  • Building Design launches campaign focused on designing for different generations

  • Boomers to Zoomers: Designing for the Generations

  • Why we need an intergenerational approach to urban design and architecture

  • Alma-nac unveils redesign of Tooting community incubator for Business Launchpad

In Pictures

  • Squire & Partners completes Shoreditch hotel inspired by early analog computers

  • In pictures: Foster & Partners Apple store in Malaysia

  • In pictures: GPAD’s refurbished north London pavilion

  • In pictures: Scott Brownrigg’s film and TV studio in Reading

  • In pictures: Foster + Partners’ London pavilion

  • In pictures: Former Michigan Central Station reopens its doors as research and technology hub

  • In pictures: AOC’s new railway museum building in the North East

  • Uxbridge Bower: Reimagining the ‘granny annexe’

  • In pictures: dMFK completes Myo’s six-storey workplace retrofit

  • In pictures: Basha-Franklin completes refurbishment project at The Cabot

Reviews

  • Londoners Making London: ‘There is a gap in physical space that creative, determined people fill’

  • Inclusion Emergency: ‘An emergency that we can no longer afford to ignore’

  • Carlos Moreno’s 15-Minute City: Visionary urbanism or just recycled ideas?

  • Creatives, Assemble! Architecture rooms at the RA Summer Exhibition 2024

  • Five Critical Essays on Architectural Ethics: A reinvigoration of ethical debate with no trigger warnings

  • Review | Carlo Scarpa: The Complete Buildings

  • From the Mauryas to the Mughals: ‘A meticulously curated window into the architectural styles of ancient India’

  • Brutalist Paris: ‘A reminder that the Paris of the future has long existed on the other side of the périphérique’

  • RIBA Principal Designer’s Guide: ‘An excellent and much needed book’

  • How to Enjoy Architecture: A Guide for Everyone

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Will Labour backbenchers turn out to be YIMBYs or NIMBYs?

2024-07-17T05:00:00+01:00By

The election result means many traditionally anti-development constituencies now have Labour MPs with small majorities. Will they oppose Starmer’s green belt plans? And if so will he stand up to them, asks Paul Smith.

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‘Green’ places are not always the most sustainable. Can Labour square the circle on green space and urban density?

2024-07-16T05:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Labour’s pledge to release green belt for new housing raises important questions about the balance between density and sustainability, writes Joe Holyoak

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From Miesian cool to urban discord: Why the new 1 Undershaft scheme misses the mark

2024-07-15T03:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

As developers push for more floorspace at 1 Undershaft, the historic St Andrew Undershaft church and St Helen’s Piazza face significant disruption, writes Ben Derbyshire

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Howard Bernstein: The visionary who saved Manchester

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David Rudlin celebrates Howard Bernstein’s strategic foresight and the transformative projects that underscore the enduring impact of his civic leadership

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What’s stopping us from losing our skills?

2024-07-09T04:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Has the centrality of two-dimensional representation in the built envirionment professions had its day, asks Anna Beckett

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What makes a successful new town?

2024-07-05T05:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

Samuel Hughes explores the key elements of successful new towns through history and how these lessons might inform the new government’s housing strategy

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  • A harmonious blend of context and concept: Mass Studies reimagines the Serpentine Pavilion

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  • London College of Fashion strikes a pose with new campus by Allies & Morrison

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